How to Style // The Leather Tee

October 3, 2012
The leather tee

If you’ve done any fall shopping recently (either in person or online), you’ve probably seen the leather-love happening all over the place.  Once appropriate only in certain occasions, it’s clearly not just for sexy date-nights, rock & roll or even Halloween costumes anymore. :)

The other day I asked for style queries on twitter (often the best way to snag my attention for quick style advice!), and was surprised by the amount of people who asked for help working a bit of leather into their everyday lives – Great question!

You’ll find my styling ideas, plus some great shopping suggestions for all budgets below, and I’d love to hear which look is your favorite!!!

I came across this adorable paneled leather top soon after I started thinking about the task at hand, and thought it would be fun to try and style up a couple of outfits around a versatile piece while showcasing a trend that appears to be a bit intimidating to some.

For work // Add chic trousers with a sleek, long line, 
elegant heels and a feminine bag and jewelry.
Shop: Wide-leg trousers, Pointed-toe heels, Scalloped-edge tote
Collar necklace, Faceted watchTriangle stud earrings, Geometric scarf

    For weekend //  Up the edginess with 
    distressed denim, animal print & a chic hat.
    A few sophisticated touches like gold jewelry 
    and a quilted clutch add balance.
    Shop: Distressed boyfriend jeans, Snakey platform bootie, Quilted olive clutch,  
    Black fedora hat , Chunky chain link bracelet, Triangle earrings, Ivory round sunglasses

      For whimsy // Quirky footwear, playful accessories 
      and a tomboyish backpack paired with 
      a more ladylike look of a full skirt and red lips.
      Shop: Burgundy print skirt, Hi-top wedge tennies, Backpack
      Cat ears ring, Heart disc long necklace, Gold cat-eye sunnies, Lipstick

      Still looking for the perfect way to try the trend?  There are many more lovely pieces here!  Let me know how you’re planning to dive in or if you’ve already been experimenting with the look for yourself!

      This post is kindly brought to you by ASOS.

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    • Reply Kimberly October 3, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      Love this post – I am obsessed with all things faux leather right now but haven’t yet found a great top like this one…thanks for sharing your styling ideas! :)

    • Reply Jealeyni October 3, 2012 at 1:23 pm

      Great tips! I especially like the work outit. Such great Ideas. Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply Sara B October 3, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      So fun. I love the top too looks. The accessories in the top look are amazing! I need those shoes. And the purse, and everything else. And then I love the dressed-down casual look as well. Thanks for all the helpful tips!!!!!

    • Reply ellen. October 4, 2012 at 12:44 am

      i like a basic tshirt cute with such a flirty skirt. Super cute

    • Reply Pili's style October 4, 2012 at 3:06 am

      looks amazing! Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply S.S. Milk October 6, 2012 at 5:55 pm

      The weekend look is so fun! I may have to find a leather tee soon :)

      Accidentally Stylish w/ S.S. Milk

    • Reply Bridget Hall December 10, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      Talk about the all-around top. I bet it would work with some long island jewelry as well.

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